N. Baloch

N. Baloch
Health Department, Government of Balochistan

PhD

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Education
February 1999 - July 2002
University of Leeds
Field of study
  • Environmental Health

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Childhood tuberculosis (TB) has been a neglected area in national TB control programme (NTCP) in high burden countries. The NTP Pakistan adapted the global approaches by developing and piloting its policy guideline on childhood TB in ten districts of the country. We developed an intervention package including a deskguide and a monitoring tool and t...
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The control of childhood tuberculosis (TB) has been of low priority in TB programmes in high-burden settings. The objective of this paper was to describe the development and testing of tools for the management of childhood TB. The Pakistan National TB Control Programme embarked on a number of activities, including the establishment of policy guidel...
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The adherence to policies of National TB Control Programme (NTP) to manage a case of tuberculosis (TB) is a fundamental step to have a successful programme in any country. Childhood TB services faces an unmet challenge of case management due to difficulty with diagnosis and relatively new policies. For control of childhood TB in Pakistan, NTP devel...
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Pakistan has shown drastic expansion of tuberculosis (TB) care during the past 10 years, increasing case notifications from 11 050 in 2000 to 248 115 in 2008. Over 1 million TB patients have been cared for since 2000, with a treatment success rate of 91% in 2007. This paper examines the strategic decisions and infrastructure improvements underlying...
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All nine public sector hospitals in three districts of Pakistan. To estimate case notifications of children with tuberculosis (TB) and their outcomes. A retrospective cohort following all children aged <15 years placed on TB treatment under the National TB Control Programme (NTP) in public hospitals. The study period was 2 years before and 2 years...
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As private medical practitioners play a major role of in providing care to pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients, a survey was made of knowledge and practice in 2 cities in Pakistan. Only 1 of the 245 physicians was aware that cough > 3 weeks alone is the main symptom suggesting pulmonary TB. The majority diagnosed (80%) and treated (83%) cases them...
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Cyclophosphamide was introduced in 1958 in an effort to minimize the side effects of nitrogen mustard [2]. Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan, Endoxan) is an alkylating agent which has been used for the treatment of a variety of non-malignant as well as malignant diseases [9]. It has also recently been the focus of considerable interest as an immunosuppress...

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